Archive for November 2011

Travel Warning – Burundi

Published by November 30, 2011

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 November 25, 2011 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The State Department warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Burundi. This notice replaces the Travel Warning for Burundi, dated June 1, 2011, with no substantive changes. Security restrictions on travel […]

Travel Warning – Mali

Published by November 29, 2011

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 October 04, 2011 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risk of travel to Mali, and to recommend against all travel to the north of the country due to kidnapping threats […]

Emergency Assistance During the Holidays

Published by November 28, 2011

During the busy holiday travel season, it’s important to remember how your travel insurance policy’s Emergency Assistance Team can help. Many policies provide the following coverage: Multilingual staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Travel medical assistance services like Medical Evacuation Travel intelligence services such as text messaging alerts Trip management assistance […]

Travel Warning – Mauritania

Published by November 25, 2011

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 October 12, 2011 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Mauritania, and urges extreme caution for those who chose to travel to Mauritania due to increased activities by the […]

Travel Warning – Lebanon

Published by November 24, 2011

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 October 12, 2011 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The Department of State continues to urge U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon due to current safety and security concerns. U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they […]

Blizzards and Travel Insurance, What coverage is available?

Published by November 23, 2011

With winter weather approaching, many travelers wonder whether travel insurance will cover them in the event of a major ice storm or blizzard. While not all travel insurance policies include coverage for Hurricane and Weather, there are policies available from Travel Guard, CSA and USI Travel Insurance that include inclement weather as a covered reason […]

Travel Warning – Nigeria

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United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 October 13, 2011 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria, and continues to recommend U.S. citizens avoid all but essential travel to the Niger Delta states of Akwa […]

Lost Luggage During Holiday Travel

Published by November 22, 2011

Many people have been faced with the issue of lost baggage, especially during the busy holiday travel seasons. Although most travel insurance policies provide coverage if your bags are lost, stolen or damaged on the trip, follow these tips to decrease your chances of having to file a travel insurance claim. Pick bright or odd […]

Important Points to Remember From Travelex

Published by November 21, 2011

Travelex‘s Regional Account Manager, Jeff Guthmiller, reminds us of some important steps to take before and during the trip. Before You Go: Read through the travel insurance policy’s certificate to understand what is covered, what is not covered and what to do in the event of a claim. Write down the international phone numbers and […]

Travel Warning – Iran

Published by November 18, 2011

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520 October 21, 2011 Squaremouth recommends travel insurance for all your overseas trips. The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran. Dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran. U.S. citizens should stay current with media […]